Climate Action Plan Newsletter
Our Climate Future: Reflect | Engage | Inspire
Save the date -- on November 14th from 6 to 8.30pm at the Lincoln Center's Canyon West Room, the City and CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SOGES) are hosting a celebratory event to recognize 20 years of climate action in Fort Collins! 

This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the general public. Join us for free food, live music, and door prizes! Check out activity stations run by community members who engage in climate action, energy, waste reduction, and equity work. Reflect on our community's last 20 years of climate action, engage with current efforts, and get inspired to work together for a healthy future for Fort Collins!
RSVP and learn more here

2018 Community Carbon Inventory Results
The numbers are in -- Fort Collins carbon emissions are down 14% from the 2005 baseline, and per capita carbon emissions are down by 34%! This 14% reduction means that our community is well on its way to achieving its Climate Action Plan goal of a 20% reduction in emissions by 2020. However, this year's inventory also noted an increase in community carbon emissions from last year, due in part to weather, population growth, and increasing consumer preference for SUV's.

If you want to dig (really) deep into this year's results, join us for the Community Carbon Accounting Deep Dive on Tuesday, 10/29 at 5.30pm at 222 Laporte in the Colorado River Room. Hope to see you there!
See more carbon accounting metrics

Join a Community Conversation to Help Shape Our Climate Future
Do you want to co-create equitable solutions to achieve the community's energy, zero waste, and climate goals? Join us at one of our upcoming interactive “Community Conversations” or listening sessions:

October 24 - 
Resident focused; Senior Center, Prairie Sage 2

4:30 - 5:45 p.m. prior to Integrated Resource Plan Listening Session hosted by Platte River Power Authority

RSVP For the October 24th Conversation Here!

November 12 - Business focused; DC Oakes Brewhouse And Eatery; 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

November 20 - Business focused; Innosphere; 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

December 4 - Resident focused; Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about Our Climate Future

EV Group Buy Extended
The first month of the 2019 Electric Vehicle Group Buy was a huge success, with Tynan’s Nissan and CO’s BMW selling over 60 EV's in one month! This program is a collaborative effort between the City of Fort Collins and Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) that aims to meet the goals of the EV Readiness Roadmap by helping to make EV's more affordable and increasing the buying power of the Fort Collins community.

Due to the success of the program in September, it has been extended through October! Click the link below to learn more about this great deal.
Interested in an EV?

CAP Community Advisory Committee Member Spotlight: Lisa Leveillee

Lisa Leveillee is a Senior Business Advisor with First National Bank, helping small business owners gain access to capital and advising them on short- and long-term business financial strategies. She has successfully started, owned, and operated several businesses.

In addition to being an ambassador to the Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor Chambers of Commerce, she is also on the NoCo Manufacturing Trade Show Planning Committee, a member of the Loveland Downtown Partnership Business Alliance, and a recent graduate of the Leadership Loveland Class of 2019. Lisa brings all of this expertise to her role on the CAP Community Advisory Committee.

October is Radon Awareness Month

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and naturally occurring gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon gas enters homes and other buildings through cracks and openings in basements, crawl spaces, and slabs. Radon levels vary from house to house and have nothing to do with the age, upkeep, or quality of the building; however, Colorado homes are at a higher risk for radon.

The City of Fort Collins is encouraging community members to test the radon levels in their homes as winter approaches. Discounted radon test kits are available at the Fort Collins Senior Center, located at 1200 Raintree Dr.

Learn more about how to test for radon

EV Ride and Drive Event

Last month's Ride and Drive Event, in celebration of National Drive Electric Week, was one of the best yet! Participation from local EV enthusiasts included an EV group ride to Loveland and a special appearance from Lightning Systems.

Over 70 community members took a test drive of a BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, or Chevy Bolt. Participants learned more about EV efforts in Fort Collins and the City’s plan to be an EV ready community. This event contributed to the success of the EV Group Buy, and it would not have been possible without participating dealerships, Drive Electric Northern Colorado, and Northern Clean Cities Coalition!

Learn more about EV's in Fort Collins

About the Climate Action Plan
The City is implementing its 2020 Climate Action Plan strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to achieve a 20 percent reduction from 2005 emissions by 2020, 80 percent by 2030, and be carbon neutral by 2050.

Contact Us

Lindsay Ex 
Climate Program Manager 

Carolyn Conant 
Climate Action Plan Assistant 

Sustainability Services
222 Laporte
Fort Collins, CO 80521